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Closed mitral valvotomy: actuarial analysis of results in 654 patients over 12 years and analysis of preoperative predictors of long-term survival.
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PMID:  7082084     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The records of 654 patients with mitral stenosis who underwent closed mitral valvotomy over a 12-year period were submitted to actuarial analysis. This revealed a low (2.97%) operative mortality. At 12 years, the overall cumulative proportion surviving was 78%; 47% of patients survived without reoperation. The usual clinical indicators of suitability for closed valvotomy were successful in predicting improved survival. The surgeon's assessment of the suitability of the valve correlated well with outcome. Valvotomy during pregnancy was associated with a good long-term outlook. The presence of pulmonary hypertension and atrial fibrillation did not alter survival significantly. Sex ane age were not associated with adverse prognosis. We conclude that closed mitral valvotomy still has a place in the management of mobile mitral stenosis, particularly in areas where there is a high incidence of rheumatic heart disease and a large number of young patients have mobile mitral stenosis.
P J Commerford; T Hastie; W Beck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1982 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-07-19     Completed Date:  1982-07-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  473-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Actuarial Analysis
Atrial Fibrillation / complications
Hypertension, Pulmonary / complications
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / surgery*
Mitral Valve Stenosis / complications,  mortality,  surgery*
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular

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